Updated: Sep 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Compromising your comfort or style during the winter isn’t worth it, so we found the best winter plus-size leggings that won’t sacrifice either. With countless ways to style leggings, it’s easy to dress them up for your Christmas work party or dress them down for running errands — all while staying warm and cozy as temperatures continue to plummet.
Best Winter Plus-Size Leggings
We’ve rounded up everything from cheap plus-size winter leggings that rival the quality of styles twice the price to a few that are worth splurging on. Variety can be hard to come by when you’re shopping, but this list has plenty of options that will keep you warm when it’s 32 degrees and under. Scroll down to see the best winter plus-size leggings you'll love wearing when it's cold!
1. Spanx Ready-to-Wow Metallic Leggings
You’ll be the life of the party in these jazzy metallic leggings. Whether you’re headed to a holiday party or just want to brighten up an everyday outfit, this slimming pair from Spanx are just the answer. Made from a faux leather textured stretch-microfiber, these high-waisted leggings feature a streamlined cut, perfect for tucking into your favorite boots. For a nighttime look, try tossing a neutral faux fur jacket over an understated with some black boots. To dress them down, slip on a soft asymmetrical t-shirt, some white sneakers, and a fitted down jacket.
Where to buy: $102, Bare Necessities
2. Multi-Color Side Stripe Leggings
Looking for a pair of chic, detailed leggings? The you'll love these side-striped leggings from Torrid. High-rise with a wide stretch waistband, these cotton/spandex leggings are the comfy way to add a pop of color to any outfit thanks to their red and white striping. For the perfect dressy-meets-casual athleisure look, pair these leggings with a white chiffon top and a pair of black block heels. Sharp, classy, and comfortable!
Where to buy: $23.03, Torrid
3. Army Green Jean Leggings
They look like jeans, but take it from us, these stretchy cotton-spandex jeggings moves with you throughout the day like no jeans could. In a chic army green, they’re the perfect staple for a work wardrobe if you’re tired of dress pants or chinos. (Not to mention, they’re incredibly comfortable.) Throw on a faux-fur lined jacket for extra padding against the cold air outside, and slip on some brown riding boots to polish off the look.
Where to buy: $12.45, Amazon
4. Black Corduroy Leggings
We love the texture of these leggings. While black is a fail-proof color, corduroy brings an exciting element to the mix. This pair is comfortable inside and out with a soft texture — not to mention the subtle vertical lines of the corduroy help elongate your legs. A black leather jacket is another cool texture that won’t clash with the fabric of the leggings. For work or happy hour, wear a flowy, long sleeve top half tucked in with a blazer on top.
Where to buy: $44.97, Nordstrom Rack
6. Merlot Red or Forest Green Velvet Leggings
Velvet has certainly made a comeback, and this isn’t the extra shiny material that used to make us cringe. This time around it’s much more sophisticated. Coming in lovely merlot and forest green colors, these leggings are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Pair with a long cardigan in a light neutral color to bring out the dark jewel tones of the leggings. For outerwear, a tan trench coat is also a great way to go when you’re headed outside.
Where to buy: $29, ModCloth
10. Wine-Colored Fleece-Lined Leggings
This pretty maroon pair is fleece-lined, and we guarantee you’ll be warm even in a blizzard. Body-hugging to help tuck and smooth, these are polished leggings that are still sleep-wear soft. A chunky knit, cream or mustard colored sweater is the perfect way to complement the pretty burgundy color. Finish your outfit with a stylish long wool coat for added warmth.
Where to buy: $25.99, Overstock
11. Snowflake Pattern Leggings
There’s no doubt that snowflake print leggings are meant for winter, and with these soft ones from Bellelily, you’ll be celebrating the snow without being cold. Better yet, they stay true to their color even after multiple washes and wears. No faded leggings here! Since these are patterned, stick with a solid color on top. It’s easy to match white and navy, so this pair allows you to get colorful and creative with your shirt. Red and green are fitting for Christmastime, but icy blue and charcoal gray are also elegant choices for winter.
Where to buy: $14.79, Bellelily
12. Faux Leather Leggings
Faux leather leggings have a much denser fabric, which helps trap heat. These leggings are a sleek addition to your closet, give an edge to your everyday streetwear, and make dressing up easier. Try a monochromatic look and slip on a black chunky knit sweater and trainers. If you’re headed to a party, pumps and a glitter top under a warm faux fur jacket will look glam and keep you toasty.
Where to buy: $14.99, Amazon
13. Torrid Galaxy Workout Leggings
This one’s for you, diehard gym girls. If you’re brave enough to venture out into the cold and work up a sweat, these leggings from Torrid will keep you cool during your workout. Because of the synthetic fabric, you won’t cool off too quickly when heading home. The cosmic clusters are such a fun pattern and outdo any solid color athletic pants! Add a water bottle and a cute tank, just don’t forget that jacket for the way there and back!
Where to buy: $39.83, Torrid
15. Olive Plus Size Seamed Ponte Leggings
While these are a bit more expensive, their quality and ability to retain their shape makes them worth it. After a long day or week of wearing them, you won’t have to worry about them bagging around your knees. Their color stays nicely too, even after a few rounds in the washing machine. To style, tuck in a neutral-colored patterned blouse for work and pair with a blazer that cuts in at the waist. Headed to a dinner date after? A black pea coat and chunky black boots are the perfect transition pieces.
Where to buy: $49.50, Macy's